Baseball Australia has confirmed the Emeralds squad for the 2023 World Cup, with five WA Women's State Team players set to represent Australia on the world stage.
Congratulations to WA's very own Kelsey Brennan, Leah Cornish, Caitlin Eynon, Meaghan Haggart, and Elodie O'Sullivan on this amazing accomplishment off the back of a gold medal finish at the Australian Women's Championship last month.
Australia will be one of six teams placed in Group A with Canada, USA, Mexico and two qualifiers coming from the upcoming Asian Women’s Baseball Championship. The Emeralds will battle the competition in Group A action in Thunder Bay, Canada in August 2023.
Group B will take part in Japan in September.
Unlike other years and editions of the World Cup, this competition will take place over two years. The top two teams from each group, plus two wild cards, will advance to the final group stage in August 2024 where the competition will return to Thunder Bay to determine the World Champion.
The 2024 tournament will be the ninth edition of the Women’s Baseball World Cup. Australia has traditionally fared well at the World Cup, finishing in the top 4 on six occasions with their best result being a silver medal in 2010.
Read the full Emeralds announcement HERE.
Stay up to date with all the Women’s World Cup Baseball preparation on baseball.com.au and the newly launched A League of Her Own Website https://www.aleagueofherown.com.au/.